Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce

A delicious, unique twist on a pasta dish!  Bon appétit!

 

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage

3 cups butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into small chunks

1 medium yellow onion, chopped

1 small carrot, peeled and chopped

3 garlic cloves, chopped

1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes

4 cups water

1/4 cup cashews

2 tablespoons margarine, butter substitute (optional)

2 teaspoons salt or salt to taste

 

Instructions:

Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat.  Add the sage to the skillet and toss with the oil.  Let the sage get crispy (2-3 minutes) before turning out on a paper towel to cool.

Cook squash, onion, carrot, garlic, and red pepper flakes in a skillet over medium heat.  Cook until onions are translucent.  Add water and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the squash and carrots are soft.  Turn off the heat and let cool slightly before adding it to a blender and puréeing the mixture until smooth.   Then return mixture to the skillet, season with salt and add margarine if desired.  Then bring to a slow simmer while constantly stirring.  Serve with pasta and top with sautéed mushrooms and sage.

 

Ingredients For Mushroom Topping:

2 teaspoons olive oil

2 cup chopped mushrooms

2-3 cloves of Garlic

Salt to taste

Instructions:

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the mushrooms and garlic and cook till the mushrooms have released their juices.  Add the salt and continue cooking your mushrooms until they brown slightly in color.

Serves 4-6

 

11 Replies to "Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce"

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    Alina Poenaru
    January 19, 2016 (7:32 pm)
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    Amazing job, Ani ! Your culinary talent is impressive. Your recipes are top quality. And besides everything, your sweet, cute, and yet professional presence makes one able to watch you for hours.
    From Chef Alina, to …Chef Ani

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    Gayle
    January 20, 2016 (9:33 pm)
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    Chef Ani, This was so entertaining and you are just adorable and make cooking look like fun. I am definitely going to make this dish.

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      Ani
      January 25, 2016 (4:26 am)
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      Thank you so much for your sweet words! I hope you enjoy the dish:)

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    Amanda
    January 26, 2016 (5:37 pm)
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    Thanks for the recipe. I made it tonight and we really enjoyed it.

    • comment-avatar
      Ani
      January 27, 2016 (4:54 pm)
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      I am so happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe! Thank you for trying it:)

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    Arthur
    April 1, 2016 (4:26 pm)
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    Ani, this reminds me of a squash soup that we make, just a thinner version. I hope we can try it soon. Will let you know how it comes out and how we like it.

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      Ani
      April 4, 2016 (4:56 pm)
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      Wonderful! Keep me updated! Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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    sikis izle
    May 2, 2016 (7:12 pm)
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    merci pour le partage.

    • comment-avatar
      Ani
      May 4, 2016 (10:53 am)
      Reply

      You are welcome! So neat that you speak French! Very cool:)

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    sikis izle
    May 7, 2016 (3:45 pm)
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    Hallo und vielen Dank für dieses Blog ist eine wahre Inspiration ..

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      Ani
      May 8, 2016 (6:22 am)
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      Thank you for the encouragement! So cool to get a comment in German!


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